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VW Touareg priced from £38k

  • New Volkswagen 4x4 opens for ordering
  • Choice of two cleaner diesels and petrol/electric hybrid
  • Prices start at £38,255, deliveries due in October

Volkswagen's new Touareg 4x4 will cost from £38,255 when deliveries begin in the UK in October.

The new model, which is available to order now, is offered with a choice of two diesel engines and a petrol/electric hybrid.

The entry-level diesel is a 3.0-litre V6 unit delivering 240bhp. This engine returns claimed economy of 38.2mpg while CO2 emissions are 195g/km, putting it in the 31% benefit-in-kind tax band.

Volkswagen is also offering a 4.2-litre V8 diesel for the first time in the Touareg, producing 340bhp, returning 31mpg and emitting 239g/km of CO2. The V8 TDI sits in the maximum 35% BIK band. The 4.2 V8 TDI costs £56,530.

Also new to the range is a petrol/electric Hybrid model, sharing its drivetrain with the new Porsche Cayenne Hybrid. The Touareg Hybrid uses a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and an electric motor to produce 380bhp. Fuel economy is a claimed 34mpg while CO2 emissions are 193g/km. The Hybrid costs a whisker under £55,000.